A Revelation

Happy Friday!

You may have noticed that I didn’t post anything last night. That’s because I told myself never to drink and blog. Wine and Chinese food was a priority last night — so I abandoned the Internet. But I’m back now! (Sober.)

OK, so you know those Gap Long & Lean jeans I’ve been wearing all week?

I almost didn’t try them on in the store because I scoffed at the name. “Long and lean? I’m not long and lean. Obviously those jeans aren’t made for me.”

I tried them on anyway, fell in love, bought them and wore them out immediately. I love the dark color and that they sit nice and high on my hips (I’m no low-rise girl).

This morning I had a revelation: “Wait a second, Ali. Maybe the jeans aren’t made for long and lean people. Maybe they’re made for people who want to look long and lean! A-ha!”

Genius, I know.

My point is that I’m wearing the same pair of pants for the third day in a row. I haven’t washed them. I’ve been busy.

Don't I look long? And lean?

In other news, it’s a gross, rainy day in NYC today. I wasn’t planning to run anyway, so I’m not too bummed about the weather. It was actually kind of nice to lay in bed and listen to the rain for a little while this morning.

TELL ME: How often do you wash your jeans? I get several wears out of mine before I finally throw them in the wash. Then they shrink and I have to do lunges in them.

Ali

Ali

22 Responses

  1. Im surprised by the answers you got, max 10 wears?
    Honestly, I wash my jeans almost every 2 or 3 months, unless I spill something on them or stain them.
    I dont roll around in dirt, or sweat from my legs, so why wash them more often?!

  2. Wine and Chinese food sounds like a great plan. My boyfriend and I still haven’t found a place near us that we love. I really hate doing laundry, and paying for laundry, and then folding laundry, so until they look or smell dirty, jeans get aired out and re-worn. =X

  3. i hate paying for laundry, so I try to go as long as possible before I do it again. SO, I go awhile before washing my jeans, and I’m totally ok with that. If I spill on them or the bottoms of the legs get dirty, that’s another story…

  4. I have like 3-4 pairs of jeans that I rotate out. But two of them are my most favorite that I wear all the time. I try to wash them on the weekends but sometimes it gets to be 2 weeks without washing. Ahh well 🙂

  5. Jeans and spaghetti sauce are always better the next day! I always feel like I have to break ’em in again after I wash ’em. I iron out the creases at the knees and they’re good as new! My long & leans are my favorite!

  6. I probably wear my jeans 4-5 times before I wash them, unless I drop mustard on them or something. They wear out too quickly if you wash them all the time! My favorite jean is American Eagle’s Artist – I have it in all 3 colors 🙂

  7. I wash my jeans after I spill something on them…or the rain has made the cuffs gross..lol..or if they had stretched so much they are falling off of me…

    I didn’t want to buy a pair of jeans called “curvy girl” but I did and they fit perfect..and I had to think..curvy is good! You totally look long and lean and I love that top!!

  8. Ha, love the wine and chinese night! YUM! Nicely done. I’m with you – I wash my jeans after wearing them a handful of times. They fit so well the more you wear them!

  9. I wear my jeans 6-7 times before I send them to the dry cleaners. Yup, for the dry cleaners to wash and press is only like $2 and it ensures they last longer. 🙂 I lost one pair of 7 jeans to the washer and vowed to never do it again! I love those jeans 🙂

  10. Your revelation is actually correct. I used to buy those and a Gap employee told me they are supposed to make you look long and lean. I won’t even talk about how many wears between washings. Let’s just say, I live in an apartment and it costs money to wash so you learn to ‘gently wear’.

  11. Mmmmmm wine and Chinese food. That sounds perfect and delicious and exactly what I am craving. As for the jeans… you don’t even want to know. I rarely wash my jeans. I wear them many, many times in a row. I also read an article recently (can’t remember where) about how it’s bad to wash them anyway.

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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